Is water conservation still required under Stage 2?

Yes, Stage 2 Water Shortage Event requires a 10% reduction in water usage when compared to pre-drought years (2013). For many years, Ventura residents have done an outstanding job meeting conservation goals!  Ventura Water customers have consistently exceeded Stage 3- mandatory 20% savings, conserving an average of 23% over the last five years.

It is important to note that in the City of Ventura, our 100% local water supplies (Ventura River, Lake Casitas, and Groundwater Basins) continue to be challenged by environmental, regulatory, operational, and legal constraints. To ensure reliable water sources for future generations, it is crucial that our community continues to conserve water!

In addition, two long-term water use efficiency conservation bills were passed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in 2018 to permanently make water conservation a California way of life. Ventura Water will continue to offer rebates and services to support our customers in their water conservation efforts.

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1. What does a Stage 2 Water Shortage mean for customers?
2. Is water conservation still required under Stage 2?
3. How does the City determine whether a water shortage condition exists?
4. Why did the City move from a Stage 3 to Stage 2 Water Shortage Event?
5. Will my water rates change in Stage 2?
6. Will my sewer rates be adjusted as well?
7. Will my rates change again next year?